The New York Islanders led the Dallas Stars 2-1 heading into the third period, but let yet another game slip away. Kevin Poulin kept it close, stopping 26 of 29 shots, but the Islanders – who failed to score on three power plays – couldn’t hold the lead. Dallas scored the tying goal at 1:07 of the third period and the winning goal at 4:33. Richard Bachman stopped 25 of 27 shots for the Stars. The Islanders have lost their last four games in a row.